Here is a super simple DIY project for this season: recycle your used liquor bottles into stunning, minimalist plant and candle vessels. This is definitely of my favorite kind of DIYs because it’s recycled so it helps Mother Nature, it’s super cheap if you use your own freshly cut garden branches and it requires you to finish a liquor bottle to get started. Twist my arm *-*
Here is what you need:
Let the bottle soak in a dish soap and warm water bucket for 30 minutes to an hour. Do not try to remove any sticker or label yourself, it will likely come off all at once, in a breeze. If you still spot stubborn glue residues, use a professional strength surface remover (make sure you wear protective gear as this product is rather toxic; but it’s a good last resort if you are about to lose your mind and abort the whole project out of frustration. :-)
Once the bottle is back to its bare “bones”, rinse it well, and insert a fresh branch of climbing vine, ivy, olive tree, fern, or a rosemary twig … really, any pretty greenery you have at hand will work, and fill the liquor bottle with fresh water (distilled water is ideal, but the plant will survive in tap water for at least the first 3 days from personal experience, so don’t worry about fancy water…)
Add the taper candle shade that makes your heart sing these days into the bottle neck, and voilà, you are done! My heart sings yellow these days. What about yours?
Happy crafting, friends, and make sure you tag us (#fbddiy) on Instagram (@FrenchByDesign) so we can see your awesome creations! Xo, Si-